Visit with the Swepet family this holiday season. Enjoy their 27 room dollhouse, all decorated for Christmas! Includes a new mini exhibit titled “Souvenirs From the Swepet’s World Travels”, highlighting dollhouse artifacts from around the world!
The Museums and Research Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Happy eating!
Did you ever wonder how museum exhibits are made? Curator of Collections and Exhibits, Janean Van Beckum, will explain the process of exhibit creation and design from the bottom up using the Zinn Dollhouse exhibit as an example. Learn how museums decide what artifacts to accept and how exhibits are researched, designed and installed. After the program, take a self-guided tour or complete a scavenger hunt of the Zinn Dollhouse, which will be decorated for Christmas!
The Museum and Research Center offices will be CLOSED Monday, Jan. 1 and Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. We will be back on January 3rd!
Discover what your neighbors collect during the 11th annual Collection of Collectors.
Collectors share their interesting & unique passion. You’ll learn something new during this fun, informal, & FREE program.
Includes FREE admission to the Old Courthouse Museum. Museum hours are 9:00am-3:00pm.
If you have 2 of something, it’s a collection! And it doesn’t have to be old!
Want to share your collection? Contact Tori at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 335-4678 to register your collection. It’s FREE to participate and all ages of collectors are welcome!
Did you know the Great Lakes hold 20% of the Earth’s fresh water? Join us for a special showing of Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin, a traveling exhibit presented by the Wisconsin Historical Society. This 16 panel exhibit explores our state’s long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our vast waterways.
Becoming a member of the Washington County Historical Society has many benefits!
Our members receive our outstanding newsletter “The Court Reporter” filled with information about the Society and also articles about the History of Washington County. You will also find a selection of images or information about our exhibits and artifacts.
Members also will receive first notice on our programs along with discounts on fees and gift shop items. Our members also have unlimited passes to the Old Courthouse Museum and the Sheriff’s Residence and Jail. To Join or to learn more about Member’s Benefits and Membership Levels Download and Print the form below or click the link to sign up online and pay with a credit card.
If you need to have a form sent you, call us at 262-335-4678.
Q: Do I have to live in or be from Washington County to become a member?
A: No. Anyone interested in preservation of the past is welcome to join. Find more about becoming a member on the Support page.
Q: Am I expected to attend meetings to become a member?
A: No. As a member, you are invited to the annual November membership meeting and vote on the incoming Board of Directors.
Q: How do I make a memorial gift or a gift in honor of someone?
Q: How would I make a bequest gift?
A: Contact the Executive Director, (262) 335-4678 or email@example.com.
Q: I have an object that I would like to donate. What do I need to do?
A: All object donations must first have approval of the Curator of Collections and Exhibits. Please do not drop them off or leave them at the door. Make an appointment by contacting the Curator of Collections and Exhibits, (262) 335-4678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I would like to make a gift to the Washington County Historical Society Foundation, Inc.
A: Endowment Fund gifts can be mailed to The History Center Washington County, 320 S 5th Ave, West Bend, WI 53095. Make checks to "Washington County Historical Foundation, Inc." and include any specific instructions. Contact the Executive Director, (262) 335-4678 or email@example.com, with any questions.